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Static Towing Test Data Form

Date: 1997-04-07
Personnel: B.L., S.C., J.P., & K.D.
Temperature: 65

 

Inspect right front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: All welds verified.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: The left tow eye bent to the left at approxiamately 22000 lb during the 20 degree left pull terminating further testing.
Inspect left front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: N/A
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: N/A
Inspect right rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: All welds verified.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: No damage or deformation.
Inspect left rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: N/A
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: N/A
General comments of any other structure deformation or failure:
A target test weight of 33,360 lbs was accomplished with no damage or deformation observed during the front 20 degree up and down pulls. At approxiamately 22000 lbs during the 20 degree left pull, the left tow eye bent to the left terminating further testing. Rear towing is not recommended by the manufacturer.